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Keyring integration and local execution wrappers for Ansible

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PyPI MIT License

This is a set of wrappers around the ansible, ansible-playbook and ansible-vault commands which integrate with the system keyring to retrieve the vault password.

It should work on both Linux and OS X.


If you are on OS X and have Homebrew’s Python:

pip install ansible-tools


pip install --user ansible-tools

Then make sure to add the local pip’s bin directory to the $PATH. Since it is different on each platform, please refer to its documentation.

Otherwise, if you’re feeling a badass and want to sudo your way out, then run:

sudo pip install ansible-tools


Go to the same directory that contains your playbooks and then run:

ansible-vault-helper --update

You will be prompted for a vault name (which can be anything) and the unlock password. The former is stored in ansible.cfg alongside your playbooks, the latter is securely stored in your keyring.

At this point you can run Ansible as usual but precede the command with vaultify. That is, to start a playbook run:

vaultify ansible-playbook site.yml

We also ship a tool to easily apply a playbook on the current system called ansible-local which is composable with vaultify.


Here’s a list of handy shell aliases to make your life easier. They were tested on fish but should work also on Bash and Zsh:

alias v="vault"
alias ansible="vaultify ansible"
alias ansible-playbook="vaultify ansible-playbook"

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